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Old 03-07-06, 02:21 PM   #1
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It's a beautiful day! Onward -upward!

Suns out, i'm going riding, REAL riding.
The Big rock awaits.
This will be the first 'trials' type riding I've done since fall, when I stressed fractured my arm.
(yes, you can freeride a rigid ht, bike survived, I suffered! Not a wipeout -stressing the bone. )
Even thinking of riding like that and my arm ache....I hate getting old.
Bike has been modded to reduce the stress. The changes need to be tested.

...the rock is waiting, it's always there.
Immobile and permanent.

I was thinking of pics, but I posted them before.
And I'm going alone - a pic of a big rock and a claim to ride it is bunk.
Trust me, fun stuff!
I'm no downhiller thriller -you ride what you like.
-I'm going rock climbing!

I'm wishing myself luck!
Ride something hard.

Fueling up,
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Peace >out.
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Old 03-07-06, 04:27 PM   #2
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Kill it dude.
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Old 03-07-06, 05:36 PM   #3
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You should gets some more pics. Trials rules.
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Awesome ride -and my arms feels fine!

It's been a while ..got cocky and first run and I forgot to run low gear -smacked the toptube with my knee. Haaha.
Had to pedal around the flat rocks for a while.
Then I took it.
Now I'm looking for a new rock...went for a ride down the coast.

Rode some stone on the beach. One run to the waters edge I almost endo'd into the ocean.
I'd like to call it trials, but I'm not hopping on my rear wheel (XC bike) -kinda more like extreme climbing. Right now I'm practicing slow controlled riding and hopping off the rocks. Next is the balancing on the rear wheel.

What I love about mtbs is that there are no perameters as to what you should do with them -or what you should ride.
My interests are a bit different, I fell climbing when I was young, dislike hights.
So I climb up over rocks with my bike. I master some rocks at least.

There's a few local riders who do trials -they are really advanced -I'm kinda new to it.
Solo project.
Older guys do urban stuff and a couple younger guys do bench\driftwood\rock hopping.

I'm a bit too much of a scaredy cat to try some of the stuff i've seen them do.
'Gravity is a harsh mistress.' Maybe with a trials bike and the saddle lower!
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Old 03-07-06, 07:26 PM   #5
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Nice, dude! Makes me sad I have to go to work. I wouldn't wanna ride rocks in the dark, anyway.
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Old 03-07-06, 09:47 PM   #6
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I went twice! Just got back.
I took a camera, but it was getting dark -the shots are lousy.

As I was coming home, on the road was one of the laser car speed posting signs.
It's a slight incline then a flat bend then the sign. I noticed it late and just give a kick as I crossed.
32 km.....thought about it..I'm kinda tired -a few miles to home.....
Turned around and rode back 1/4 mile. Did a run.
Did 38 kmph flatland, and with a motorcycle size front tire.
Would have liked to have taken a picture of that sign. How? riding one handed?
These are the pics that are o.k.
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Old 03-08-06, 05:48 AM   #7
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Sounds like a great time.
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